Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Built For The Road Ahead

There've always been rumors floating around that Harrison Ford attended Graeme Stewart School in the late 1940s/early 1950s, and they were pretty much confirmed by an interview he gave to the Tribune last week when he was in Chicago promoting Extraordinary Measures:

Coming to Chicago for a red-carpet premiere last week was a bit of a homecoming for Ford, who lived in an Uptown apartment until he was about 11 and who later moved with his family to the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. [...] Ford says he vividly recalls his family's first-floor apartment near the corner of Sunnyside Avenue and Sheridan Road, in a building where he and a friend once pulled a string across the courtyard to make a tin-can telephone. "It worked great," he says, with a grin. "We got in trouble when the line sagged and somebody almost caught their head on it walking into their apartment."

Anyone know where his old apartment was located?

Update:  Never underestimate the power of UU readers.  A research librarian wrote us to say that the Ford family lived at 922 Sunnyside, in a courtyard building that's still there.

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